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November 2016

Executive Board Meeting

November 13, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Agenda: TBD

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December 2016

Annual Christmas Meeting

December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Our annual Christmas meeting with decorations, lots of finger foods provided by the Guild, and a delightful presentation on the orphan Trains for Guild members and their spouses. Speaker: Al Eicher

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February 2017

Furniture Design & Construction

February 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Speaker: Kyle Huntoon The February 12 meeting will be at the TechShop in Allen Park and will feature one of our newer members, Kyle Huntoon. His topic will be FURNITURE DESIGN.  More information about the February meeting will be forthcoming next week.  A second speaker is being added to the presentation.

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April 2017

Jigs and Fixtures

April 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Contact the organizer, Will Wilson at 248-207-8883 to be on the program.

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May 2017

Making Dovetails

May 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Making Dovetails with two different jigs and cutting by hand. Speakers: Bill Rigstad, Ken Wolf and Clay Bolduc

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September 2017

Tree Identification Walk

September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The September 10th meeting will be at Kensington Metropark where Jim Kudej will lead us on a Tree Identification field trip. The Metropark is in Milford off Interstate 96, Exit 151 (Kensington Road). The exit ramp leads directly into the park. There is a toll booth at the entrance and the daily fee is $10.00 per vehicle. The Nature Center in about a mile from the toll booth and is well marked. The field trip will start at 2:00 P.M.…

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October 2017

Choosing and Using Hardware

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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$20.00 – $40.00

Bob Settich will present a program covering: fasteners, small box hardware, cabinetmaking (a quick course in building face frame and frame less cabinets to better understand the use of cabinet hardware), cabinet hinges, shelf hardware, and drawer slides. Bob will explain the “whys” so that we can make informed buying decisions and then confidently install hardware that is attractive and functional. Sign in is 9:30-10:00am with Coffee and snacks. Lunch is included 12:30-1:30pm. Seating is limited. Pre-payment of $20 for…

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November 2017

Meanderings of an Amateur Woodworker

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Jozef Bouwhuis will entertain us with his “meanderings of an amateur woodworker” including many of his projects involving ‘square work’, ‘round work’, and finishing. Jozef is a truly prolific producer.

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December 2017

Annual Christmas Meeting: “When the Big Trees Fell”

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Al Eicher Two hundred years ago, the early pioneers of the Michigan territory wrote about the majestic forests, the tall white pines, and the great oaks. Early expeditions and survey teams commissioned by the Congress of the new Union of States, reported Michigan lands were dense marshes and soil conditions were not fit for farming. The value of the timber was not considered. Our lecture series on the history of lumbering in Michigan covers the first settlements and earliest…

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January 2018

Miniature Tools

January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Mario Terenzi will demonstrate how he makes Miniature Tools. He has been written up in both Popular Woodworking and Fine Woodworking for his unusual and detailed miniature tools. He is also teaching a class this year at Marc Adams school. This meeting promises to be quite interesting.

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February 2018

Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPHM)

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speakers: Ed Stuckey, a member of the Society of Period Furniture Makers will be talking about the organization along with Dale Ausherman, who is the president of SAPFM. Ed will also be giving a presentation on vacuum veneering, hammer veneering, and Cabriole leg construction. Also, in addition, a slide presentation of members work, including MWG members who belong to SAPFM.

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March 2018

Jigs and Fixtures

March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Guild Members will be featuring various jigs and fixtures, both shop made and purchased, that Guild members have used to solve project and shop problems. We need volunteers to present the solutions that they have invented or found in the marketplace that they have found effective at solving problems. Please contact me, plgoddard47@gmail.com , if you are willing to share some of your solutions to shop problems with other Guild members.

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April 2018

Showcase of Skills!

April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speakers: Guild Members We have changed the event to be more like our Jigs and Fixtures program. Members can bring items they have built now or in the past. We allow each member, if they wish, to speak about their project. Why they built it, materials used, and what type of finish, etc. Some members who do not wish to get up in front of the group can have their project on display for members to view. Bill Rigstad has…

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May 2018

Traditional Workbenches and Work Holding

May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Chris Schoenberg Chris is a fellow Michigander and is part of the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild (out of Lansing). Chris will present "Traditional Workbenches and Work Holding". Chris's website https://www.thirdcoastcraftsman.com/ He also has a YouTube channel that is worth mentioning / promoting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbYtx6rZlbTHg8zY9AFZ-g

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September 2018

MWG Theater “Sam Maloof”

September 9, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Free Popcorn

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Chip Carving

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: John Sabina John is a member of Metro Carvers. He will demonstrate Chip Carving with some emphasis on application to furniture.

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October 2018

MWG Theater “Sharing Secrets, Methods of Work ” by Marc Adams

October 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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"Sharing Secrets, Methods of Work", shows over 100 different methods of work that will surely make the process of woodworking easier for you..

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Turning

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Ray Fraze. He will demonstrate Lathe Turning. Ray is a master turner. Don’t miss this one.

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November 2018

MWG Theater-“Finishing Techniques” Marc Adams

November 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Marc Adams answers all your questions about finishes, how they work, and how to apply them. Check out the DVD Library on the website, under "Photo" and look for DVD library.  Marc Adams "Finishing Techniques" is No. 425

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Various, Round Robin

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Round Robin program includes: Clay Bolduc--Box Making, Tony Gigliotti--Tool Maintenance, Pete Goddard--Scroll Saw, Bill Rigstad--1/2 blind dovetails, Ken Wolf--Using the “Drill Doctor” to sharpen drills, and Bill Gayde--Video of Fox Run Hobby Shop

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December 2018

” MWG Theater”  for December is “Master Your Bandsaw” 

December 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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The " MWG Theater"  for December is "Master Your Bandsaw"   Marc Duginske shows you how to precisely tune and accurately use your bandsaw to achieve optimum performance.

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Xmas Meeting (Members and Spouses) “Old Time Radio”

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Al Eicher  

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January 2019

MWG Theater “Mastering Woodworking Machines”

January 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Mark Duginske shows how to achieve zero-frustration, complete-control woodworking with machines.

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Shaker Box Making

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Jim Kudej will demonstrate Shaker Box Making.

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March 2019

MWG Theater “Joinery” by Marc Adams”

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Marc Adams  Joinery illustrates the basic ways of joining wood, selecting a joint and what joints to use.

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Showcase of Skills and Videos on Shop tours

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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April 2019

MWG Theater “Router Joinery” by Gary Rogowsk

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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In "Router Joinery"  Gary Rogowski shows how routers can  be used to cut a wide variety of joints quickly and accurately. He demonstrates how to set up both hand-held and table-mounted routers for joinery operations.

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How to Make Band Saw Boxes and Passive Amplifiers

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Ragnar Bergethon will demonstrate how to make band saw boxes and passive amplifiers.

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May 2019

MWG Theater “Cabinets” by Mark Adams

May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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"Cabinets" Mark Adams - Cabinet Making takes you through the design and layout of both kitchen and furniture cabinets as well as the build process

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Tool Sharpening

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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-Sharpening Work Stations -Sharpening Carving Tools presented by Ed Stuckey -Water Stones presented by Ed Thomas -Join Tec Jig presented by Clay buldoc

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September 2019

MWG Theater “Reparing Furniture” by Bob Flexner

September 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Bob Flexner demonstrates straightforward techniques you can use to achieve professional results in reparing furniture..

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Making Electric Guitars

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Lee Calkins will demonstrate the process, tooling and production of a solid body electric guitar. .

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October 2019

MWG Theater “Sanding and Finishing Hardwood Floors” by Don Bollinger

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Don Bollinger shows how to get professional results when finishing a hard wood floors.

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Jigs & Fixtures

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Various Jigs & Fixtures presented by Guild Members

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